“She Shall Be Called” (SSBC) is a community of women committed to understanding and embodying true womanhood through biblically defined standards. Although man and woman have been created equal as persons before God, it is important to understand that God made man and woman with distinct roles as part of His created and established order. Our goal is to use scripture (God’s Word) as the blueprint for understanding Christian womanhood. We encourage 1) exegetical study of scripture, 2) authentic and consistent prayer time, as well as 3) community fellowship with other women all as essential spiritual disciplines designed to better help us understand our roles as women and more importantly as means to consistently commune with Jesus!
As a Christian organization, at the core of what we believe is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ (both fully divine and fully human) perfectly fulfilled the law and gave Himself up for the pardoning of our sins. Because man is innately sinful, it is only through Christ that salvation is secured and through His sacrifice (done once for all time) all who wholly believe in Him and His work, are reconciled to God, made righteous and justified by faith alone. Additionally, we believe that Christ's substitutionary death is the only means of salvation and that it is the responsibility of every person to repent and believe. We believe that Christ is now sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf and we are confident in His return to consummate the salvation of His people. Lastly, we wholeheartedly affirm God's command to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:18-20) as well as the Christian's responsibility to extend the message of the Gospel as a call to salvation for every person who will hear and believe it.
We believe that there is one God who exists in three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, co-equal in essence and eternally co-existent.
We believe in the complete inerrancy, infallibility, and divine authority of the Holy Scriptures (comprised of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament). We believe that the Scriptures have been given by inspiration of God and are profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness so that Christians might be made complete and equipped for every good work.
Additionally, we ascribe to specific theological distinctives and our beliefs can be summarized as follows: We believe in the sheer depravity of man; the sovereignty of God in His creation and that God, by His sovereign grace, is the One who draws men and women to faith in His Son; the providence and election of believers apart from any merit of their own; the irresistible grace of God provided for and preceding the faith of the individual; the sufficiency of God’s grace apart from which every person is dead in sin and wholly defiled in all his/her faculties of soul and body; the efficacy of Christ’s death for all those who believe in Him by grace; the safe-guarding of all those for whom Christ died for eternal life.
We are committed to upholding an orthodox doctrinal position on all matters and through this statement we humbly submit our beliefs as an appropriate and correct summary of the Bible's teaching. We do recognize that we are not infalliable; thus, we do not pridefully tout our knowledge or the expression of our beliefs. Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this statement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Adapted from the Theological Distinctives of East Point Church, East Point, GA)
Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher, writer, podcaster and practically a "Jill" of all trades. A self-labeled bibliophile, Portia is very passionate about studying and teaching Scripture and is committed to discipling and training women so that they may grow in godliness, grace, and in the knowledge of God. In 2016, Portia started "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC) with the goal of helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word.
Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. Although she is a full-time working wife and mom, she is not too busy to enjoy a few of her favorite things. She enjoys cooking traditional southern dishes, getting lost in a good book, and writing.
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Carmen is the Chief Operating Officer for SSBC and the Founder of Whole Magazine. Carmen is a city girl at heart who spent most of her life chasing empty substitutes for Jesus. She tried to find her worth in things and people, only leaving her emptier. Spending much of her life entangled in sin, Carmen experienced much brokenness from teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and infidelity. Today, she is committed to leading other broken women to wholeness through the Gospel and equipping them with the tools to walk with God for a lifetime. Carmen lives in Dallas, Texas with her handsome husband and six year old twins who keep her on her toes daily.